Sixers announce second half of their 2021 schedule
The NBA revealed the schedule for the remaining half of the 2021 season. The second half starts following the All-Star weekend on March 11th, where the 76ers will travel to Chicago to face the Bulls. Philly’s second half consists of 36 games over the remaining three months of the season.
Here is the 76ers full schedule for the 2020/2021 season:
Other notable points from this schedule include three games against the Milwaukee Bucks, including a two-game series in Milwaukee in late April. The postponed matchup against the OKC Thunder is planned for April 10th. Late in March, Philly has a difficult road trip including Golden State, the Lakers, Clippers, and Denver Nuggets. Finally, their regular season concludes on May 16th following a two-game series at home against the Orlando Magic.
The Sixers’ schedule has been easy through the first half and they currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference. Injuries have been the main road block from a better record. If Joel and Ben can stay healthy, the 76ers should remain at the top of the conference through the end of the season.
The NBA will conduct another playoff play-in tournament from May 18th through the 21st, and the first round begins on the 22nd. According to Positive Residual, the Sixers have the 16th easiest strength of schedule remaining. Compared to other East contenders, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are fifth and sixth, and the Toronto Raptors are eighth.
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